Peas

The recommendations in this section are using the RoI fertiliser classification system and are based on Teagasc research.

Due to slight differences between the RoI and NI classification systems, these recommendations are only a guide for Northern Ireland farmers. They can be converted between the RoI and NI classification systems using this Conversion Table.

Before choosing your fertiliser products please consult your local advisor to ensure that you do not exceed the limits for your farm as determined by the nitrates directive (SI no 31 of 2014)

Table 50. Nutrient Requirements
Index N P K
1 0 32 100
2 0 20 48
3 0 16 32
4 0 0 0

Fertiliser Recommendation

Table 51. Application rate (bags/acre)
Index K1 K2 K3 K4
P1 3 X (0-10-20)
+
0.75 X (50% MOP)
3 X (0-10-20) 1 X (0-7-30)
+
1.5 X (16%P)
2 X (16%P)
P2 2.75 X (0-7-30) 2 X (0-10-20) 1.5 X (0-10-20) 1.25 X (16%P)
P3 2 X (0-7-30)
+
1 X (50% MOP)
2 X (0-7-30) 1.5 X (0-10-20) 1 X (16%P)
P4 2 X (50% MOP) 1 X (50% MOP) 0.75 X (50% MOP) No Fertiliser Required

Nitrogen is not required; pea crops produce their own Nitrogen from the soil.